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  • Free Music Workshops at St Pete College
    February 20, 2020
    St Petersburg College is offering these free workshops on their Gibbs campus, at 6605 5th Ave. N.

    Both events are free and open to the public, thanks to the nonprofit organization EMIT and the St. Petersburg Jazz Festival.

    Rafael Pereira Brazilian Percussion Workshop
    Tuesday, February 25 from 2:30 - 4 pm
    in HS 109 at St. Petersburg College
    Details here

    Rafael’s performing resume includes the Grammys, SNL, David Letterman and Arsenio Hall with artists such as Janelle Monae, Prince, India Arie, Bruno Mars, B.O.B, Incognito and many more.

    Rafael demonstrates the various rhythms and instruments in Brazilian music and will work with participants in batucada, where everyone plays percussion instruments.

    Jose Valentino Ruiz
    Wednesday, February 26 from 12:30 - 1:30 pm
    in HS 109 at St. Petersburg College
    Details here

    University of Florida faculty member and Latin Grammy nominee Jose Valentino Ruiz gives a clinic on networking and branding in the music business.
  • Visual Arts Residencies in Greece
    February 18, 2020
    SkopArt, an American-owned and operated artist studio located on the gorgeous Greek island of Skopelos is offering artists residencies for 2020.

    The studio is equipped for ceramists, mixed-media artists, painters, printmakers and sculptors. The length of the residency is 2-4 weeks long and scheduled between April and November.

    The Skopelos Foundation for the Arts was established as a nonprofit organization in 1999 by artist Gloria Carr to promote the visual, performing and literary arts and education in the arts through cultural exchanges. Skopelos is a unique island with the contrast of light and color, the greenest island in the Northern Sporades.

    Participating artists range from newly-graduated to mid-career and established, working on projects pertaining to the culture in some way. Possibilities include color, light, history, mythology, natural surroundings, etc.

    Details and an online application can be found at
  • Call to Artists - Mayfaire by-the-Lake
    February 18, 2020
    Deadline: March 1

    Applications are open for Mayfaire by-the-Lake is a juried fine arts festival hosted by the Polk Museum of Art and held on the shores of Lake Morton in downtown Lakeland.

    Scheduled for May 9-10, this is one of the largest and oldest outdoor art festivals in Central Florida. The festival was ranked number 36 among Sunshine Artist magazine’s “200 Best Art Shows” in 2019. Attendance each year is approximately 70,000, and we offer $17,000 in artist awards.

    Details and an online application can be found here.
  • Call for Senior Photographers
    February 18, 2020
    Deadline: April 26

    The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts in downtown Tampa is accepting submissions for the 4th annual Forever Young exhibition.

    Forever Young is a special exhibit designed to showcase the talent of seniors.

    Details and an online application can be found here.

    Photo by Cheryl Kurman

  • Florida Loquat Festival Open Call
    February 18, 2020
    Deadline: March 7

    The Florida Loquat Festival has issued an open call for artists.

    The festival will take place March 21 in New Port Richey at Frances Avenue Park, from 9 am to 2 pm.

    The Loquat Festival is an annual agrarian event celebrating Florida's urban fruit, the loquat, presented by Ecology Florida. This is the seventh year for the festival and the first year to include an art show as part of the event.

    Details and a downloadable application can be found here.
  • Applications Open for the Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival
    February 18, 2020
    Deadline: March 3

    Applications are open for solo pianists for the Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival, scheduled for July 6-26 at the University of South Florida in Tampa.

    Our official age range is age 18-29. If you are younger or older and wish to apply please contact us before starting an application. If you are a teacher and would like to attend, we welcome you.

    RPPF is unique in the world of piano instruction. A multi-generation international and renowned faculty teaches technique and musicianship in a traditional and innovative context while embracing creative and holistic concepts in learning, health and human potential.

    We are a tuition-free festival. In our intimate environment with all new Steinway pianos, everyone has the luxury of a dazzling array of daily lessons, classes and performance opportunities.

    RPPF is for serious aspiring pianists enrolled in school. Participants are expected to be in residence for the entire festival and must be fluent in English. Most participants have a semester's worth of lessons in just three weeks.

    Details and an online application can be found here.
  • Part-Time Exhibition & Collections Department Assistant
    February 14, 2020
    The Florida Holocaust Museum in downtown St. Petersburg is seeking an Exhibition & Collections Department Assistant.

    This is a part-time position that supports the Curator of Exhibitions & Collections and the Registrar & Exhibitions Manager.

    Duties include:

    • Maintain departmental calendars
    • Drafting and processing of purchase orders and other department related documentation
    • Traveling exhibition mailings and follow-up outreach
    • Scheduling and travel coordination of couriers and program speakers
    • Miscellaneous correspondence including exhibit notices to donors
    Exhibition & Collections
    • Assists with research regarding special exhibitions, permanent collection, exhibitions and special projects
    • Maintains department filing systems for exhibitions, loans, objects, and donors
    • Assists with interpretation of the collection including proofreading and writing
    • Assists with answering public and scholarly inquiry
    • Possible interviews of Holocaust Survivors
    • Works closely with the Curator and Registrar to contribute to the planning on rotations in core galleries and special exhibition spaces including assistance with installation
    A detailed job description and online application can be found here.
  • Stochastic Labs Residency
    February 8, 2020
    Deadline: Rolling

    Stochastic Labs in Berkeley CA awards fully-sponsored residencies to exceptional artists, engineers, scientists and entrepreneurs from around the world.

    Residencies are of variable length and include a private apartment at the mansion, co-working or dedicated work space, shop access (laser cutter, 3D printer etc), a $1k monthly stipend and a budget for materials.

    Residents become part of Stochastic’s creative community, participating in weekly dinners and invitation events.

    Residents may apply as individuals or as teams. While applicants may be at any stage in their career, the selection is highly competitive.

    Details and an online application can be found here.
  • International Photography Competition
    February 8, 2020
    Deadline: April 5 at 5 pm

    The Florida Museum of Photographic Art (FMoPA) in downtown Tampa is accepting submissions for its 10th annual International Photography Competition.

    Photographers from all over the world are invited to submit their work. All styles and levels of experience are welcome.

    Winners will be selected by a jury and announced on May 1. The winning selections will be printed and framed by FMoPA and exhibited in the Community Gallery from June 5 - July 20.

    This year’s categories include
    • People/Portraits
    • Places/Landscape/Drone
    • Nature/Science/Animals
    • Documentation/Social and Political Photojournalism
    • Still Life
    • Abstract Photography and Conceptual Photography.
    Each category will have first, second and third place winners. First-place winners will receive $100-cash prizes. One submission will be awarded Best in Competition over all seven categories and receive a $1,000 prize.

    Images will be judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact and artistic merit.

    Details and an online application can be found here.
  • Grants for Performing Arts Presenters
    February 7, 2020
    Deadline: March 1

    South Arts is accepting applications for their Performing Arts Touring program, an opportunity for presenting arts organizations to receive fee support to present Southern performing artists from outside of the presenter’s state.

    Touring support is awarded to theater, music, opera, musical theater and dance projects that contain both a public performance and an educational component.

    These grants are limited and very competitive. The maximum request is 50% of the artist fee, up to $7,500 for dance projects or $5,000 for all other projects.

    Projects must take place between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021.
  • Grants for Touring Literary Artists
    February 7, 2020
    Deadline: May 1

    South Arts is accepting applications for their Literary Arts Touring grant program.

    This grant offers presenting organizations the opportunity to receive financial support to engage Southern writers (fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry) who reside outside of the presenter’s state.

    Support is awarded to literary projects that contain both a public reading and an educational component such as a writing workshop.

    Details and an online application can be found here.
  • Grants for Touring Jazz Musicians
    February 7, 2020
    Deadline: April 21

    South Arts is accepting applications for Jazz Road Tours. These grants are designed for emerging and mid-career artists, to support small, three- to six-site tours at an array of venue types, often in rural communities and other areas traditionally underserved by the genre.

    Applications are welcome from individual artists based in the U.S., working solo or working with a composer-led or collective jazz ensemble of 2-10 musicians.

    Details and an online application can be found here.
  • Finance/Human Resource Administrator - Imagine Museum
    February 6, 2020
    Imagine Museum in St. Petersburg is looking for a Finance/Human Resource Administrator to perform a variety of personnel and accounting tasks.

    This is a full-time position reporting to the Director of Finance and Administration for the Museum. This position requires excellent organizational skills and the ability to handle sensitive information confidentially.

    A detailed job description and online application can be found here.
  • RFQ's for Public Art Projects in Hillsborough County
    February 3, 2020
    Deadline: March 23

    Hillsborough County has issued an RFQ for two different public art projects, both with a March 23 deadline. Each project has a $75,000 budget.

    One is for an exterior statue for the proposed roundabout at the intersection of Durant Rd. and Miller Rd., in Southeast Hillsborough County.
    • Details and an online application can be found here.
    The second is for an exterior sculpture or artwork for the proposed roundabout at the intersection of Durant Road, Little & Dover Roads located in Valrico.
    • Details and an online application can be found here.
  • Artistic Residencies Supporting Works of Revolution
    February 3, 2020
    Deadline: April 1

    The Santa Fe Art Institute is accepting applications for artistic residencies in line with the theme of Revolution.

    Throughout our 2021 program, SFAI will support research, artworks and creative actions that use artistic imagination to provide sites of resistance, instances of engagement and solidarity with transformational movements.

    We seek proposals that aim to revolutionize the status quo and which are bolstered by creative insurrection, utopian imagination, and an expansive agency wherein everyone – across a range of ethnicities, nationalities, gender identities, and abilities – has the power to shape reality.

    SFAI accepts applications from Individuals, Collaborations, and Families. We are especially committed to supporting marginalized and underrepresented artists, including Indigenous, Black, artists of color, disabled, LGBTQ+, women and immigrant artists.

    Details and an online application are available here.
  • RFQ for Artwork on the History of Transportation in Hillsborough County
    February 3, 2020
    Deadline: March 9

    Hillsborough County has issued an RFQ for an interior work of art focusing the history of transportation in Hillsborough County, for the lobby area of the Frederick B. Karl County Center Building at 601 E. Kennedy Blvd. in downtown Tampa.

    Budget: $100,000-$125,000

    Details and application instructions can be found here.
  • RFQ for Public Art in Edge District
    February 3, 2020
    Deadline: February 28

    The City of St. Petersburg in conjunction with the EDGE District seeks to commission an artist or artist team to design, engineer, construct and install a center public art piece in the EDGE District Roundabout in the middle of 11th Street and Central Avenue in St. Petersburg.

    The call is for a public art piece that provides a visual centerpiece for and enhances the EDGE District.

    Budget: $199,000

    Details and online application can be found here.
  • Funding for Writers and Visual Artists with Children
    January 30, 2020
    Deadline: February 28
    Applications Open: February 1

    The Sustainable Arts Foundation was founded with the aim of encouraging parents to continue pursuing their creative passion - and to rekindle it in those who may have let it slide.

    In 2020 the foundation will award $5,000 each to 20 artists and writers who have demonstrated excellence in their disciplines. The awards are offered as unrestricted cash and recipients can use the funds as they see fit.

    The award honors excellence in a creative field. Our selection process is focused almost entirely on the strength of the submitted portfolio.

    To be eligible to apply you must have at least one child under the age of 18. Applicants can be based anywhere in the world and there are no citizenship restrictions.

    Application details can be found here.
  • Call for Mural Artists
    January 29, 2020
    Deadline: February 28 Creative Pinellas is accepting applications from mural artists interested in designing and painting a mural in Pinellas County. One location is available in Tarpon Springs and two locations in Palm Harbor. This call is open to artists or artist teams who are living or working in Pinellas County or who have a meaningful historical or present tie to the County and who have professional experience in public art mural work. Artist will be asked to submit a resume and work samples as part of the application. Once chosen for the program, the artist will be required to submit ideas and rendering. Details and an online application can be found here.
  • Call for Visual Art Centered on Self-Determined Ethical Queer Representation
    January 29, 2020
    Deadline: February 24

    SaveArtSpace is accepting applications for We Exist - The Future is Fluid, a group public art and gallery exhibition centered on self-determined ethical queer representation through visual art.

    Our call for art asks creators nationwide to provide visual representation of gender fluidity and authentic self expression outside the confines of the normative binary. We ask people submitting work to speak and make work from a personal space, to capture their most authentic identity.

    Our aim is to draw awareness towards postgenderism, as well as to create more a positive, destigmatized image for LGBTQAI+ Trans and non-binary people's existence.

    Selected artists will be exhibited on billboard ad space in Detroit MI, beginning April 6. The art will also be on view at TBA gallery in Detroit from April 17 - May 2.

    The exhibit is curated by Cyrah Dardas, Noura Ballout and Bakpak Durden.

    Details and an online application can be found here.
  • Call to Artists - Seminole Art in the Park
    January 29, 2020
    Seminole Art in the Park is accepting registrations from artists creating original art or fine crafts who would like to have a booth at the event, scheduled for Saturday, April 18 from 10 am-2 pm.

    Details and an application form can be found here.
  • Call to Fine Craft Artists for Environmentally Engaged Exhibit
    January 29, 2020
    Deadline (Early): April 27
    Deadline (Late): May 12

    Florida CraftArt in downtown St. Pete invites artists working in ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed-media, sculpture and wood to express ideas about the environment, the impending effects of climate change and human relationship with the natural world for the upcoming exhibition, Environmentally Engaged, scheduled for July 10 – August 22.

    Through the art, visitors will be challenged to contemplate their connection to the Earth through their actions and, hopefully, be inspired to strive for a more sustainable world.

    Educational programming will accompany the exhibit.

    Details and application instructions can be found here.
  • Auditions for Sunshine City, The Musical
    January 29, 2020
    St. Petersburg City Theatre will be holding auditions for Sunshine City, The Musical on February 23 and 24.

    Sunshine City celebrates the heady early days of St Pete tourism with humor and a love story. Set in the 1920s, it's a tale of wild publicity stunts with singing alligators and mosquitoes. Jack Handsome knows how to get the paper to print the fabricated headlines he's writing to get skeptical tourists to venture to Florida, but can he win the heart of Flora Day, the editor's skeptical daughter?

    Book/Lyrics by Dewey Davis-Thompson and Book/Music/Lyrics by Tom Sivak. A workshop of the play was funded by a St. Pete Arts Alliance Individual Artist grant. This full production is directed by Susan Demers and David Middleton.

    Production Dates: April 17 - 26, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2 pm with possible additions on Thursday, April 16 and April 23.

    Rehearsal Dates: Beginning March 2. Rehearsals are Monday-Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm and Sunday afternoons 2-6 pm.

    Complete details are here.
  • Part-Time Security Officer - Florida Holocaust Museum
    January 28, 2020
    The Florida Holocaust Museum in downtown St. Petersburg is seeking a Part-time Security Officer.

    This position is responsible for the protection, safeguarding and security of assets, personnel and all visitors. Part-time position, 30 hours per week.

    Major Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Performing security patrols on the floor and exterior of the Museum
    • Protecting property from theft, sabotage, fire and accidents
    • Investigates and writes reports (when necessary) on accidents, incidents, suspicious activities, safety and fire hazards and other security related situations
    • Provide any needed assistance to visitors and employees within the museum’s procedures
    • Monitor Museum security cameras
    • Check visitors in the Museum by use of metal detector and x-ray equipment

    Knowledge, Skills, and Competencies:

    • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with staff and the public
    • Must be able to understand and follow standard operating procedures
    • Perform duties in a professional manner and appearance
    • Write and investigate required reports
    • Make independent and good judgment decisions within museum policy and procedures

    Must have a Florida class D Security License. High school graduate. Preferably military veteran or law enforcement experience.

    To apply, email resume to, fax resume to 727-894-8096, or drop off resume in person at The FHM’s security desk.

  • Call to Artists - Southeastern Guide Dogs Puppies on Parade
    January 28, 2020
    Deadline: March 1

    Southeastern Guide Dogs has issued a call to artists to participate in their Puppies On Parade Campaign.

    Artists will receive a playful puppy sculpture and are encouraged to overlay their own artistic vision on the project, making each sculpture a one-of-a-kind work of art.

    Puppy Bank Sculptures will be displayed in high traffic locations. Artists are highlighted on signage and an artist stipend is offered. Timing is Spring 2020.

    For more information please email

    For more on Southeastern Guide dogs, visit
  • National Park Service Artist Residencies
    January 22, 2020
    The National Park Service is accepting applications for 2020 artist residencies in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, Haleakala, Dry Tortugas, Death Valley and Gettysburg National Military Park.

    Applications are welcome in all genres and artistic media.

    Details and an online application can be found here.
  • Kerouac Writer in Residence
    January 22, 2020
    Deadline: March 15

    The Kerouac Writer in Residence Project provides four residencies a year to writers of any age, living anywhere in the world. Each residency is an approximately three-month stay in Orlando FL.

    The Kerouac Project takes place in the cottage where Jack Kerouac wrote his novel Dharma Bums. Accommodation, utilities and a food stipend of US $1000 are included but writers must cover any travel costs.

    Applications are accepted in five categories - poetry, play, screenplay, fiction/short story and nonfiction.

    Details and an online application can be found here.
  • NEA Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge for High School Students
    January 19, 2020
    Deadline: April 6

    The National Endowment for the Arts' Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge for High School Students for 2020 is open for entries.

    This national contest is for high school students with a passion for writing songs that could be part of a musical theater production and the wide range of musical styles represented in contemporary musicals. The goal of the program is to engage the musical theater field in nurturing the next generation of songwriters.

    The Songwriting Challenge provides six winners with a coaching team consisting of a mentor and music director, both musical theater professionals, to hone an original song into a Broadway-ready composition and then have that song recorded by Broadway musicians and vocalists in New York City.

    Final songs will be distributed on streaming music platforms and compiled into a songbook created by Concord Theatricals. The final recordings of the songs by the 2019 winners are on the recording sessions landing page.

    The application is simple and can be completed online.

    Pictured - 2019 Songwriting Challenge winner Sophia Schwaner at the piano with her music director Benjamin Rauhala (left) and mentor Max Vernon working on her song "At Sea." Photo by Christy McKee.
  • Curatorial Assistant - Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement
    January 19, 2020
    The Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement in downtown St. Petersburg is seeking a Curatorial Assistant.

    This is a full-time position whose primary responsibilities include assisting with the packing, relocation and installation of the collections into the new building, participating in the cleaning of the collections in preparation for reinstallation, recordkeeping, research and writing.

    A detailed job description and online application can be found here.
  • Registrar - Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement
    January 19, 2020
    The Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement in downtown St. Petersburg is seeking a Registrar.

    This is a full-time position that serves as an important member of the curatorial team. Responsibilities include guiding the packing, relocation and installation of the collections into the new building, processing and recordkeeping for the collections, managing installations and logistics for temporary exhibitions, coordinating conservation projects and overseeing collection movement following the museum's opening.

    A complete job description and online application can be found here.
  • Director of Education - Morean Arts Center
    January 17, 2020
    The Morean Arts Center in downtown St. Petersburg seeks candidates for the position of Director of Education.

    This is a full-time, exempt position that reports to the Executive Director.

    The Morean Arts Center has four venues including the Chihuly Collection, the Glass Studio and the Center for Clay. The Director of Education leads the Education Department in developing, delivering and managing a wide range of educational and interpretive programs that take place at each of these locations.

    The Director of Education will plan and implement public programs and projects and build upon existing studio art classes, workshops, experiences, school programs and docent programs.

    A detailed job description and online application can be found here.
  • Gobioff Foundation Microgrant for Publicly Accessible Art Projects and Events
    January 17, 2020
    Applications are accepted quarterly
    Deadlines: March 1, June 1, September 1 and December 1

    The goal of the Gobioff Foundation microgrant program is to enhance the cultural landscape of Hillsborough and Pinellas counties through small grants that encourage and make possible publicly accessible art projects and events.

    The maximum grant amount an artist can apply for is $500. Transportation expenses cannot exceed $100 (or 20% of the budget).

    The Gobioff Foundation will fund up to 4 grants every quarter.

    Each applicant must be an individual artist or curator - not a group, company or nonprofit. Artists of any age, experience or background are eligible to apply. You can only be awarded the grant once in any 12-month period.

    Equitable outcomes are extremely important to the Gobioff Foundation. We strongly encourage artists that represent all aspects of humanity to apply.

    Details and an online application can be found here.
  • Short Story Opportunities in 2020
    January 17, 2020
    Thanks to Aerogramme Writers' Studio for this comprehensive guide to opportunities seeking short fiction in 2020.

    You'll find deadlines coming up throughout the year.

    Here's the link. . .
  • Life, Liberty + Libraries Grant
    January 17, 2020
    Deadline: March 16 at 12 pm

    For the first time, Florida Humanities and PBS Books are partnering in a landmark grant program, Life, Liberty + Libraries, offering public libraries across Florida up to $2,500 in funding to purchase democracy and civics-themed books for circulation, utilize high-quality book displays to engage communities and plan for humanities-rich public programming to accompany these new resources.

    If funded, libraries will receive:
    Only Florida Public Libraries are eligible to apply for funding.

    Preference is given to libraries whose audience includes underserved communities. Underserved communities can be defined as those whose access to the humanities is limited by geography, ethnicity, economics or disability.

    Libraries with open Florida Humanities contracts (Community Project Grants, Florida Talks, Florida Stories, Museum on Main Street, etc.) are eligible to apply.

    Details and an online application can be found here.
  • Museum Experience Associate - Imagine Museum
    January 14, 2020
    Imagine Museum in St. Petersburg is seeking a Museum Experience Associate.

    This position ensures that the visitors’ first and last impressions of their experience at the Museum is a positive one.

    A Museum Experience Associate will be cross-trained in customer service and ticket and store sales, safety and gallery procedures, and museum exhibitions.

    A detailed job description and online application can be found here.
  • Volunteers needed for 2020 Gasparilla Festival of the Arts
    January 14, 2020
    Your help is needed at the 50th Annual Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts, a vibrant outdoor art fair held February 29 – March 1 in downtown Tampa.

    We need volunteers to help with Artist Hospitality, the T-shirt Booth, Signage and more. All volunteers receive a free festival T-shirt.

    Available volunteer opportunities and an online signup form can be found here.
  • Creative Pinellas Professional Artist Grant
    January 8, 2020
    Deadline: February 24

    Creative Pinellas is accepting applications for the 2020 Professional Artist Grant.

    The grant is designed to support and sustain Pinellas County artists of outstanding talent and ability. Up to ten grant awards of $5,000 each will be available in the following disciplines:
    • Literature
    • Interdisciplinary Arts
    • Media Arts
    • Music Composition or Performance
    • Theatre/Musical Theatre
    • Visual Arts
    An additional $5,000 Artist Laureate grant may be presented to one of the grantees who is recognized by Creative Pinellas as being a model partner and collaborator, sharing their skills and expertise and supporting the organization's mission over the course of the grant period.

    Details and an online application can be found at
  • Grants for Nonprofits Serving Gulfport
    December 20, 2019
    Deadline: March 31

    The Gulfport Merchants Chamber has announced a call for applicants for its 2020/2021 community support grant program.

    Local nonprofit organizations that target or include Gulfport in their activities are invited to apply.  Applicants must be certified tax-exempt non-profit organizations, government entities requesting funds for public purposes, or schools and colleges at any level.

    • Potential grantees should be nonprofit organizations with programs that benefit the Gulfport area.
    • Organizations who can provide volunteers and media promotion for Geckoworld events (Gecko Crawl, Gecko Ball, and Gecko Fest) will be considered first.
    • An employee, board member, or official representative of the organization needs to be available to attend the Gecko Ball in August.

    Details and a downloadable application can be found here.

    For more information, contact GMC Board Member Brittney Sherley,

  • Call to Photographers - Files & Film
    December 15, 2019
    Deadline: March 1

    The Files & Film Annual Juried Photographic Art Show is accepting applications from Florida photographers for their 7th annual showcase at The Studio@620.

    Files & Film exhibits a full scope of photographic work spanning traditional film, instant and alternative methods like cyanotype, chemical developing, hybrids. . . mixed media including fiber, resin, collage, paint. . . digital formats and new media.

    We welcome a variety of format, medium, subject and style - as long as there is an element of photography and 100% of the photography is original by the artist.

    Details and an online entry form can be found here.
  • Microgrants for Net Art on Info-Wars
    December 7, 2019
    Deadline: Rolling

    Rhizome is accepting applications for its microgrant program, awarding $500–$1,500 to anyone with a compelling vision for net art.

    We're currently seeking proposals for net art or art related to our fall theme, Info-Wars, which considers political radicalization and the internet.

    We're especially interested in Info-Wars related proposals by artists who are 18-22 years old.

    Rhizome champions born-digital art and culture through commissions, exhibitions, digital preservation and software development. Founded by artist Mark Tribe as a listserve including some of the first artists to work online, Rhizome has played an integral role in the history of contemporary art engaged with digital technologies and the internet.

    Since 2003, Rhizome has been an affiliate in residence at the New Museum in New York City.

    Details and an online application can be found here.
  • Science Fiction & Fantasy Writing Contest for High School Students
    October 15, 2019
    Deadline: April 30, 2020

    The Tampa Bay Times Newspaper in Education program’s annual Science Fiction and Fantasy writing contest for high school students invites Tampa Bay high school students to submit original, unpublished short stories on the theme of heroism.

    Your hero can be divine, super, anti or just a regular person who finds himself or herself in a situation where heroism is called for.

    Stories must contain the sentence, “I never wanted to be a hero.”

    Entries will be judged by a panel of experts including professional fantasy and science fiction authors Scott Edelman, Marissa Lingen and Rick Wilber.

    The Grand Prize winner will receive $200 and an invitation to read the winning story as a presenting author at the 2020 Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading, while runners up will receive a $25 prize.

    Details and an online application can be found here. There is no fee to enter.
  • Chelsea International Photography Competition
    October 4, 2019
    Deadline: April 28, 2020

    The 2019 Chelsea International Photography Competition is looking for great new talent and offers amateur and professional photographers at any stage of their careers invaluable opportunities for international exposure.

    Details and an online application can be found here.
  • Grants for Professional Development and Artistic Planning
    September 28, 2019
    As we advance Southern vitality through the arts, South Arts offers a limited number of Professional Development and Artistic Planning grants to nonprofit performing, visual, media/film, multidisciplinary and literary arts presenting organizations in our nine-state region with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

    Funding up to $1,000 is available to support the professional development needs of Southern presenters/programmers/curators, to strengthen program design and increase organizational capacity.

    For the purposes of these guidelines, “presenters” are defined as organizations that present or host guest artists for engagements in their communities. These grants are very limited and awarded on a first-come/first-served basis, so early submission is encouraged. A dollar-for-dollar cash match is a requirement.

    Professional Development and Artistic Planning grant applications must be submitted online at least 60 days prior to the activities.

    Applications will only be accepted for new opportunities that organizations, under normal circumstances, are unable to attend.

    Details and an online application can be found at
  • Funding Futures Award Opportunity Opens for After School Arts Programs Starting Fall 2019
    August 28, 2019

    Talented students who aspire to be musicians, actors, dancers or visual artists are often faced with socioeconomic disadvantages that prevent many from pursuing an artistic field.

    SPAA's Funding Futures program is dedicated to helping students nurture their creative interests and develop their expressive talent by providing funding to eligible students and connecting them to local summer arts camps and now after school arts programs.

    Since its launch in April 2017, SPAA has awarded over $25,000 to 47 students ages 10 to 17, providing them access to dance, music, jazz, voice, theater, digital arts, photography, cinematic arts or visual arts, even point shoes for a young ballerina.

    The Funding Futures Student Award program is designed to identify and encourage talented disadvantaged emerging artists in Pinellas County seeking St. Petersburg programs. The program is open to all talented artists regardless of ethnic, social or economic background, or ability/disability.

    Studies state that art experiences especially help low-income and at-risk youth. Art students on free or reduced lunch were four times more likely to have high academic achievement and three times more likely to have high attendance. They were also more likely than their peers to attend and do well in college, build careers, volunteer in the community and vote.

    Funds may be used for

    • Tuition for after school or summer arts programs
    • Musical instruments rental, purchase or repair
    • Equipment or supplies for a special artistic project
    • Individual instruction or master class tuition

    For application information, email

  • Atlantic Center for the Arts Artist Residencies
    August 7, 2019
    Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach is accepting applications for residencies with visiting Master Artists who are performing cutting-edge work in visual arts, dance, composition, cartooning, socially-engaged arts, fiction and more.

    Find the details at
  • Emergency Grants for Painters, Printmakers and Sculptors
    June 23, 2019
    Deadline: Rolling

    The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant program is intended to provide interim financial assistance to qualified painters, printmakers and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident and who lack the resources to meet that situation.

    Each grant is given as one-time assistance for a specific emergency, examples of which are fire, flood, or emergency medical need. The maximum amount of this grant is $15,000; an award of $5,000 is typical.

    To be eligible for this program, an artist must be able to demonstrate a minimum involvement of ten years in a mature phase of his or her work. Artists must work in the disciplines of painting, sculpture or printmaking.

    Details and an online application can be found at
  • Opportunities, Resources, Grants and Artist Residencies
    June 19, 2019
    The Arts Alliance has put together a list of resources for artists, including Calls to Artists, Jobs, Grants and Artist Residencies. It's a PDF that you can download right here. We hope it will be useful to St. Pete artists seeking exposure and opportunities in Florida, around the country and around the world. Many thanks to our wonderful intern from France, Jules Richard, for his thorough research. We hope this is a document that will be a resource for you in your work. Feel free to share it. The information's current as of June 2019, but if you find any entries that need updating - or you know of a good resource we should add - please email  
  • Florida Humanities Council - Development Coordinator - Individual Giving
    June 8, 2019
    The Florida Humanities Council in downtown St. Petersburg seeks a qualified Development Coordinator to direct all facets of FHC’s individual fundraising program including donor prospecting and cultivation, donor communications, and maintenance of its Raiser’s Edge database.

    Under the general supervision of the Associate Director, the Development Coordinator will play a key role in creating and growing an annual and long-term individual fundraising program in accordance with the mission of the organization.

    A detailed job description and application instructions can be found here. This position will be open until filled.

    Find out more about the Florida Humanities Council at
  • Public Art Archive
    June 3, 2019
    Deadline: Rolling

    The Public Art Archive™ invites artists and collection managers to include their artworks on this premier database for public art.

    This is a call for the inclusion of public art collections in the Public Art Archive™, an online database of public art. To be considered for inclusion, you must be a professional artist who has completed and installed public artwork, or an administrator of an established public art program. There is no charge to submit entries to the Public Art Archive™.

    Public art is defined here as art that is sited in a public place that is accessible or viewable by the general public and was, in most cases, commissioned by a public art entity, typically using percent-for-art or public funding. Gallery art and art exhibited inside galleries and museums is not eligible.

    Works of art that were commissioned and/or gifted by corporations, museums, educational institutions, private parties, and other entities may be considered eligible. Artworks that have been destroyed are not eligible. Permanently cited, temporary, new media, performative, rotating, and portable works may be eligible if they meet the commonly known definition of public art or civic art. Visit the Public Art Archive™ to understand the scope of the subject and content for inclusion.

    Public artworks and public art collections completed and installed within the last 100 years in the 50 United States and Canada may apply.

    Details and an online application can be found here or at
  • Volunteers Needed at the St Pete Store
    May 1, 2019
    The St Pete Store in downtown St. Petersburg  is in need of volunteers.

    Part of the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, the store sells artwork, crafts, books and clothing designed and created in St. Pete. Our mission is to help visitors and residents discover our community. Every purchase at The St. Pete Store supports a local artist, maker or entrepreneur.

    You can find out more about the St Pete Store at

    If you can lend a hand, email Shelli Hemans at
  • Volunteer Positions Available with Friends of the Jack Kerouac House
    March 18, 2019
    The Friends of the Jack Kerouac House, Inc is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation established in St. Petersburg to acquire and restore the last residence of one of the greatest writers of the 20th Century.

    We are currently in need of volunteers to assist in these positions:
    • Treasurer: Bookkeeping and basic accounting for a non-profit corporation.
    • Groundskeeping, General Carpentry and Repair work.
    • Housekeeping
    • Grant Writing and Research
    • Public Relations Manager
    • Secretary: Record Board Minutes, Corporate Documents management, Official Correspondence, Email Management, confirm attendance at meetings.
    • Executive Director: Schedule board meetings, carry out the decisions of the board, communicate with local City officials and Chambers of Commerce.
    • Social Media Management and creation of content for various platforms
    • Marketing and Promotion of charity mission, upcoming events, finding donations and business partnerships, creations of editorial releases, distribution of promo materials.
    • Flyer Handout Team to distribute event posters
    • Pro-Bono Legal council, Copyright Lawyer and Business Lawyer
    • Cultural Anthropologist
    • Historical Preservation Specialist
    • Interior Designers or Set Designers
    • Volunteer Coordinator and General Event Staff who can work 2-3 hrs in shifts during event nights or vendor markets
    • Event Photography and Videography
    • Local Artists familiar with Logo Design, Graphic Design, Web Design and Screen Printing on T-shirts and novelty items.
    • Board Members with time available to contribute to our mission and attend in person or over the phone Board Meetings that take place once a month
    • Those with previous experience with formation and running of non-profit organizations, historical properties, museum or gallery curation.

    • Interested volunteers can email with your contact information, hours and days a week you can work, position(s) you are applying for and a CV, description of skill sets or short bio. Use the subject line “Volunteer Application.”

      For general inquiries email or call FOJKH Secretary James Hartzell at 404-444-5618.
  • Emergency Grants for Visual and Performing Artists Presenting Work
    March 6, 2019
    Deadline: Rolling

    Created in 1993 to further the Foundation for Contemporary Arts' mission to encourage, sponsor and promote work of a contemporary, experimental nature, Emergency Grants provide urgent funding between $200 and $2,500 for visual and performing artists who:
    • Have sudden, unanticipated opportunities to present their work to the public when there is insufficient time to seek other sources of funding
    • Incur unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects close to completion with committed exhibition or performance dates
    Emergency Grants is the only active, multi-disciplinary program that offers immediate assistance of this kind to artists living and working anywhere in the United States, for projects occurring in the U.S. and abroad.

    Applications are reviewed once a month, year-round.

    Details and application instructions can be found at
  • Emergency Grants for Visual Artists
    February 11, 2019
    The Joan Mitchell Foundation accepts applications throughout the year for Emergency Grants of up to $6,000 for US-based visual artists who have been impacted by a natural or man-made disaster affecting a region on a broad scale, such as Hurricane Irma.

    The Emergency Grant is intended to help an artist reestablish their studio practice.

    We accept applications on a rolling basis and will consider requests for up to three years following such an event.

    For more information and the link to our application, please visit
  • Open Call for Singers - One City Chorus
    September 21, 2018
    St. Petersburg's award-winning One City Chorus was founded with the belief that singing in a group builds community and leads to better understanding.

    We encourage people of all races, cultures, creeds and communities to sing with us. Everyone is welcome - we have no auditions.

    We have a great season planned. We’ll once again be singing songs with themes about social justice, civil rights, and diversity – songs like Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On”, Stevie Wonder’s “Higher Ground”, “Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way”, the Doobie Brothers’ “Takin’ It to the Streets”, Neil Diamond’s “America”, U2’s “In the Name of Love” and other wonderful songs by less-widely-known artists.

    We’ll be singing a concert in the circular Sanctuary of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Clearwater on December 1, and we’ll be singing again at St. Pete’s First Night celebrations on December 31 at the United Methodist Church. On February 17 is our annual concert at the Palladium Theater.

    Rehearsals are every Monday at 7 p.m. at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum –2240 9th Ave. S. in St. Petersburg.

    We ask that our singers contribute $20/year to help defray some of our costs. We sing all of our songs “off-book” without sheet music and we have rehearsal recordings of all the parts online. This helps folks who don’t read music well to learn their parts, and it also helps people who have joined us later in the year to catch up.

    For more information, visit our website at
  • Classes at the Dunedin Fine Arts Center
    September 1, 2018
    The Dunedin Fine Arts Center offers classes and workshops in The Business of Art, Clay, Creative Writing, Digital Art, Drawing, Fiber Arts, Food Art, Glass, Jewelry, Metal Arts, Mixed Media, Painting, Pastels, Photography, Printmaking, Stone Carving and Woodturning, for students of all ages.

    Check our website for the current schedule.
  • Classes at The Morean Arts Center
    September 1, 2018
    The Morean Arts Center in downtown St. Pete offers classes in Drawing, Painting, Jewelry, Glass, Photography and Digital Arts, Clay, Printmaking, Metal Sculpture, Fiber Arts, Mixed Media and Writing, for students of all ages.

    Check our website for current class schedules.
  • Grants for Student Artists
    March 27, 2018

    Talented students who aspire to be exceptional musicians, actors or visual artists are often faced with financial need that prevents them from pursuing a career in an artistic field after school or during the summer.

    A small grant award can make a world of difference to a student who otherwise would not have the chance to succeed in his or her arts field.

    The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance is committed to supporting young talent, just as we support ACE, Arts for a Complete Education, for Pinellas County arts education in public schools.

    Who is eligible: Any artist 10-18 in the categories of dance, cinematic arts, jazz, music, digital arts, photography, theater, visual arts and voice.   Students must be residents of Pinellas County.  Funds are awarded to arts program organizations located in St. Petersburg only.  Funds may be used for:
    • Tuition for summer arts programs
    • Musical instruments rental, purchase or repair
    • Dance shoes, music books and arts supplies
    • Individual instruction or adult master class tuition
    How it Works
    Individuals may nominate students for an after-school, weekend or summer program using our Funding Futures application.  Non-profit organizations may nominate students as well for their programs.

    We ask that you nominate students with financial need who could not otherwise participate in the program. 

    For an application and more information, please email

    You Can Donate to Funding Futures Funding Futures is supported 100% by donations.

    The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance has awarded over $10,000 to 16 students in our first year.  Help make a difference in a child's life.  Donate today HERE.
  • Volunteers Needed at American Stage
    February 19, 2018
    Love Theatre? Want to talk about it? Join American Stage’s Neighborhood Theatre Ambassadors.

    American Stage, Tampa Bay's longest-running professional theatre company, is seeking outgoing individuals to join our Neighborhood Theatre Ambassador team. Theatre Ambassadors help us by:
    • Spreading the word about our exciting programs.
    • Connecting with local businesses to build relationships (distribute posters, flyers and donation requests.)
    • Engaging with the community to share the love of American Stage
    This is a wonderful opportunity to connect with your community while supporting the arts.

    The schedule and location is flexible and based on your availability. All volunteers receive a complimentary ticket to the show you are promoting.

    American Stage is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and volunteering with us counts as community service as recognized by most high schools, colleges and many employers as well as scholarship programs such as the Bright Futures.

    Some requirements:
    - You will need to provide your own transportation
    - There will be plenty of walking involved
    - Some lifting (as much paperwork and posters as you are comfortable carrying, up to 25 lbs)
    - Smiling : )

    Contact American Stage Volunteer Coordinator, Colleen Cherry, at for more information about how to join our volunteer family.

    Please add volunteer@americanstage to your email contacts to ensure delivery. If you don’t hear back from us within a week of submitting please check your "Junk/Spam" folder.
  • Free Classes in Online Sales & Promotion from Creative Pinellas
    February 18, 2018
    Need help promoting your events? Have questions about e-commerce and selling your work online? Hope to grow your social media following?

    You can get your questions answered at the Creative Pinellas Digital Media & Marketing Lab, at their beautiful home office in Largo's Botanical Gardens.

    Open the first and third Wednesdays of each month from 9am-noon, the lab is staffed with experts in the fields of social media, IT, graphic design and other useful areas.

    Come for the whole session, or simply drop in to have your questions answered. Experienced facilitators are on hand to help.

    These sessions are free. An online link to register is here -
  • Resources for Ongoing Arts Opportunities
    January 14, 2018

    Resources for Ongoing Arts Opportunities. . .


    While you may know this website for its wide array of calls for shows, exhibitions, and residencies, this site also boasts a collection of grants and awards.

    Search through the listings at no cost for details on applying, including entry deadline, fees and eligibility.

    Artist Opportunity Monthly

    AOM offers a free monthly opportunity list: AOMFree.

    All you need to do is sign up with your email and they send you opportunities every month, including grants. AOM prides itself on ensuring each opportunity is worthwhile.

    "The largest and most respected source for artists seeking income and exhibition opportunities.”
    This website costs a subscription fee of $20 a year to view the majority of its opportunities, but you can browse many grants for free on their homepage and the @ArtDeadline Twitter account.

    The Art Guide

    This website allows you to apply directly to the organization offering a grant.

    The list is updated daily.
  • Classes for Creative Business Owners
    January 12, 2018
    The Greenhouse in downtown St. Pete offers classes in Grant Writing, Government Contracting, Business Financing, Business Startup Basics, How to Research and Write a Business Plan, Bookkeeping, Cooperative Businesses, Website Marketing, Estimating and Bidding, Crowdfunding and more.

    Check their course schedule at
  • Volunteer at the Morean Arts Center
    June 1, 2017
    The Morean Arts Center in downtown St. Pete always has room for new volunteers, and welcomes students.

    If you're part of a community group, the Morean is glad to talk with you about your organization volunteering.

    You can also apply to become a Docent at the Chihuly Collection.

    Complete details on all their volunteer opportunities are here.
  • Ongoing Resources for Artists
    February 21, 2017
    Explore these sites for professional development, funding ideas, arts advocacy, sources for health insurance and more.

    Americans For The Arts

    American Artists

    Art Place:  Creative Placemaking

    Creative Capital

    Creative Pinellas

    National Endowment for the Arts

    Philanthropy Foundation

  • Trolley Guides for Second Saturday ArtWalk
    May 29, 2016
    Volunteers are needed to serve as Trolley Guides for Second Saturday ArtWalk every month. It's a fun and festive evening when galleries and studios stay open late and celebrate the arts in St. Petersburg.

    Volunteers take 2-hour shifts (from 5-7 and from 7-9) riding the trolley, answering questions, providing information about St. Petersburg's five arts districts and helping keep the trolleys "on track.”

    Contact:  Volunteers receive a $25 gift card.
  • Volunteer at Creative Clay
    April 29, 2016
    Creative Clay welcomes volunteers. Volunteer opportunities include: - Creative Clay Gallery Attendant - Creative Thrift Sales Associate - Studio Assistant - Events Creative Clay's mission is to help people with disabilities achieve full and inclusive lives through access to the arts by providing expressive, educational and vocational experiences. You can call 727-825-0515 if you have questions about our volunteer program, or visit Volunteer Orientation is held the last Tuesday of each month at 3 p.m. at 1846 1st Avenue S.
  • Volunteer at the Morean Arts Center
    February 29, 2016
    The Morean Arts Center in downtown St. Pete offers volunteer positions that are great for students, community service leaders and other arts lovers.

    For students and groups, a staff member will always be available to sign off on hours spent volunteering.

    A day spent helping out at the Morean Arts Center or during our events can pay off. You can meet new people, learn more about art and make a positive impact on the lives of others.

    Find out more at
  • Dali Museum Volunteer Opportunities
    February 29, 2016
    The Salvador Dali Museum in downtown St. Petersburg offers opportunities to volunteer in guest relations, education, membership, marketing, operations, special events and more.

    The Dali seeks volunteers from all backgrounds. A background in art is not required for most volunteer opportunities. Training is provided and volunteers receive special benefits for their service.

    Find out more at
  • Volunteer at the Museum of Fine Arts
    February 29, 2016
    The Museum of Fine Arts in downtown St. Petersburg welcomes volunteers. A background in art isn't required for most volunteer service positions.

    Areas of opportunity include docents, family programs, membership, special events, community outreach, museum store, curatorial, visitor services and administration.

    Volunteer applications are accepted at all times. If the job you're interested in isn't immediately available, applicants are placed on a waiting list and contacted as positions become available.

    You can find out more and download an application at
  • Volunteers Needed at Florida CraftArt
    November 9, 2015
    Florida CraftArt in downtown St. Pete has many opportunities for volunteers. Volunteers help broaden the awareness, understanding and appreciation of art objects made by hand. In our galleries, visitors enjoy meaningful craft experiences and unparalleled aesthetic standards. As Florida's only statewide nonprofit organization exclusively focused on Florida's original fine crafts, we make a difference in the lives of artists. Volunteers are part of the heart and soul of our operation. You can find out more at
  • Professional Writing Classes with Keep St Pete Lit
    May 31, 2015
    Keep St Pete Lit continues their popular series of professional writing classes at the Morean Arts Center.

    Classes include sessions on fiction, poetry, screenwriting and inventive explorations of writing and writing techniques.

    Find out more and register online at: